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Yemen facing 'largest famine in decades' if blockade isn't lifted, UN aid chief says

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(Worthy News) - The Saudi-led military coalition's blockade of Yemen could lead to "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims," Mark Lowcock, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, warned on Wednesday.

Lowcock's warning came as the UN Security Council met behind closed doors to discuss the most recent escalation in the Yemen conflict after the Saudi Arabia closed off all land, sea and air borders to the Arab peninsula.

The blockade has also grounded all UN humanitarian flights into Yemen and prevented ships carrying urgent supplies, such as medicine and food, from docking. [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More...) ]

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